| ||Q: When do iris ship? |
A: iris are shipped in late August. Your order should be placed by August 1 to get them shipped to you in time. iris will be shipped separately from any other plants you may have ordered.
| ||Q: How do I know it's safe to order online with my credit card? |
A: Gilbert H. Wild uses a secure server to protect your personal information. You are ordering through a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) security which is the standard for nearly all eCommerce sites on the Internet. This means that key information such as credit card numbers is encrypted before it is sent to the server. When we process your order, the information is encrypted again. To be sure you're on a secure page while providing your credit card information, look for a gold padlock or gold key that pops up on the bottom right section of your browser. This means that the browser has detected and activated encryption on this page. You can order with confidence from Gilbert H. Wild.
| ||Q: What are daylilies? |
A: The daylily is a member of the lily family as are such other plants as onions and hyacinths, but it is not a lily. Its botanical name is HEMEROCALLIS, derived from two Greek words meaning "beauty" and "day". Individual blooms are generally open for only a day, but there are successive flowers for a number of days during the blooming season. The daylily is a fibrous-rooted, hardy, herbaceous perennial. Roots are finger-like in appearance, varying in size from tiny and threadlike to large, rounded, and fleshy. There is a crown at the junction where the roots and leaves join. The foliage is narrow and long and grows more or less in the shape of a fan.
| ||Q: Where is the best place to plant daylilies? |
A: Most daylilies bloom best in full sun. They will tolerate part-shade conditions, but require a minimum of six hours of direct sun per day. Many red and purple varieties benefit from partial shade in the hottest part of the day since dark colors absorb heat and do not withstand sun as well as lighter colors. Pink daylilies need to be planted in full sun to obtain their beautiful pink coloring. Any good garden soil is appropriate for growing daylilies. Humus or peat moss and sand should be added to heavy clay soil. Compost must be incorporated into sandy soil to lessen its porousness and to increase water retention. Daylilies should be planted in well-drained soil. One method of achieving adequate drainage in problem areas is to prepare raised beds, 3-6 inches above ground level. Daylilies do not grow well near broadleaf trees, such as oaks, since the tree roots rob the soil of nutrients and moisture. Daylilies do perform admirable near and under pine trees. The daylilies benefit from the dappled shade offered by the pines and are not denied the proper moisture and nutrients, since the pine's root system is deep in the soil.
| ||Q: How should I incorporate Daylilies into my landscaping? |
A: Daylilies are a great blooming accent plant. First Check the height you want. Taller plants in the back of beds, shorter in the front. Next look for the color you want. We recommend planting in groups of three for a more dramatic effect. Don't be afraid to move the plants anytime you want if they don't meet your desire. Daylilies can be moved at any time and remain vigorous.
| ||Q: Gilbert H Wild and Sons Guarantee? |
A: We ship healthy, thriving Daylilies, Hostas, Irises, Peonies, Lily bulbs, Ornamental grasses,dahlia bulbs, roots,and rhyzomes freshly dug from our fields and gardens. Anyone not entirely satisfied should return the stock immediately and proper adjustment will be made. We exercise the greatest care to keep our plants true to name, but we sometimes make mistakes. We will replace at no charge any stock that is not true to name. Wild's prides itself on being the best grower of daylilies. We will do whatever necessary to assure your satisfaction!
| ||Q: How do I reach Gilbert H. Wild & Sons? |
A: We can be reached at 417-548-3514 or PO box 338, Sarcoxie, MO 64862-0338.
| ||Q: How old are the plants when shipped? |
A: The plants you receive are 2 - 4 years old.
| ||Q: What size are the plants when shipped? |
A: We ship only the top quality plants. The fan size determines the number of fans. Small fan plants like Stella de Oro are shipped with 4-6 fans and large like Ice Carnival are singles.
| ||Q: What plants will do well in my zone? |
A: As a general rule, many evergreens will not grow in cold climates and many dormant will not perform in the hottest climates. There are always exceptions to this rule.
| ||Q: My plants arrived looking dead / wilted. What should I do now? |
A: Soak the plants for 24 hours in water before planting.
| ||Q: How early in the spring do you begin shipping? |
A: We begin fresh digging plants around the 20th of March depending on the weather, and will continue to dig until mid October. Plants are available anytime during that time, providing the weather holds and we can get in the field to work!
| ||Q: Can I visit? |
A: We have the largest show bed in the US. It incorporates over 2800 varieties of daylilies. The new seedlings are usually in good bloom June 15th through July 5th. Named varieties are usually in peak bloom the last week of June and the first week of July. You are extended a special invitation to come to Sarcoxie to see the millions of blooms. We suggest you phone before coming to be sure that you will find the daylilies in good bloom. 417-548-3514. Office hours are 7:30am - 4pm CST.
| ||Q: Where do your plants come from? |
A: We hybridize most of our own plants and will often purchase many varieties from other hybridizers in order to give you the best selection.
| ||Q: Can I request a specific shipping time? |
A: Yes - we will try our best to meet your desired date, but weather is a major factor. Since all orders are dug by hand, when the weather doesn't cooperate, we have difficulty meeting your desired dates.
| ||Q: Can you send a gift to a friend? |
A: Yes! You may prefer to let your friends select their own plants and bulbs. For the convenience of our customers, we have initiated a Gift Certificate service. Here is how it works. Send us your remittance for the amount you wish to give. We will make out a Gift Certificate in that amount and mail it to your friend. At the same time, we will send a copy or our catalog from which they may make their selection. Your name will appear on the certificate. If you prefer, we will send the Gift Certificate directly to you and you may present it directly to the person for whom it is intended. Please be sure to give us the following information: The name and address of each person to whom you wish to send a Gift Certificate. Your name and address and the amount of each certificate. You may also send us a gift card addressed to your friend. We will enclose the Gift Certificate and mail it at once. Call us at 888-449-4537 for assistance with gift certificates.
| ||Q: How long will it take to receive my order? |
A: Depending on the weather, usually 1-2 weeks after we receive the order during digging season.
| ||Q: How often should I water? |
A: We recommend at the heart of summer, 1" of water a week depending on the temperature.
| ||Q: Should I use an over-wintering mulch? |
A: Yes, we use straw on all of our 1 and 2 year old plants.
| ||Q: How late in the fall can I plant my order? |
A: Anytime is the best time to plant daylilies, provided you get them in the ground 3-4 weeks before your severe freezes. If winters are severe, plant evergreens only in the spring and summer so that they can become established before winter. Cut off winter damage foliage early in the spring before the new growth begins.
| ||Q: What do the Daylily Abbreviations stand for? |
A: The first abbreviation is always a number which stands for the height of the scapes when fully mature. The second is the bloom period - E = Early, M = Midseason and L = Late. We use in combination for crossover blooming. Then there are other - Ext = Extended bloom, it blooms for a longer day length. F = Fragrant bloom. OE = Open evening, these plants which open in the evening and continue to bloom the following day. This is good to use if you enjoy your garden after work or in the evenings. Re = Repeated bloom, Will go to a second or multiple bloom season. T = tetraploid. and D = Double bloomers.